WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL.
A meeting of this Council was held a Little River on Tuesday. Present—Messrs J. O. Coop (chairman), T. Feather, J, John, son, J. C. C. Gebbie, J. F. Buchenan, and T. Thompson.
An apology was received for absence from Mr W. F, Parkinson.
Correspondence was read from t'*e Court, authorising a conditional license to be issued to J. Gaskin for the Banks Peninsula A. and P. Show to be held at Little River on Novem. ber 25th.
The North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board wrote, declining to pay any further grant towards the local doctor's guarantee fund.
Mr H. Niblett wrote stating he eouia not get men to work on the Mt, Bossu road at 8? per day.
It was decided to pay the men if they camped on the Mt. Bossu road 83 6d per day while working there.
The clerk reported that he had written to Measr3 Harper and, Son and Pascoe, and asked them for a legal opinion regarding the legality of the Council in paying the Akaroa and Wainui Boad Board £30 an acre for the reserve in the Puaha Valley,
Mr Harper wrote as follows: "I am of opinion that the Council would not be justi« fied in adhering to its offer to pay £30 or any sum per acre for the land purchased for the road diversion. The land, being in« eluded in the land described in tbe first schedule to the Akaroa and Wainui Eoad District, Akaroa County, and Wairewa County alteration to the Wairewa County Bill The laud in question became the property of the Crown, although bousbt by the Roadr Board for a road diversion out of its fundJand unless an agreement was made consequent on the severance for the payment to the .Boad Board for the land by yojr Council? no payment should be made for it at the present time."
The delegates who had attended the sever, aoce meeting between tbe Wairewa Council and the Akaroa and Wainui Boad Board reported that at the severance meeting of tbe delegates in Wellington they bad agreed with the Chairman of the Akaroa and v* ainui Boad Board that they would take over the Reserve without any trouble,
It was decided to further advise Mr Harper to this effect.
11l was resolved the Chairman, Mr Thompson, and the Clerk wait on Messrs Booth and McDonald re their account for repairing of the Council's crusher—£46 lls Cd.
Mr W. Priest's tender of £26 a year was accepted as cattle ranger for the whole Wai rewa County district.
It waa resolved Mr Barrett, recently env ployed by the Council, be notified that he must pay £3 18a for rent of tha Council's house at Kaituna witbin the month.
The Cierk reported that two gates and a trough wore wanted at the pound at Little fiiver, and also a new sign board.
It was resolved these repairs be attended to, Mr J?. Wright was appointed ponndkeeper in place of Mr Whitmore.
The Clerk tmd the half yearly balanoesbeet which bad been audited.
Tbe balancesbeet was adopted.
It waa resolved tbe Clerk obtain copies of the Hakwell bylawa relating to traction engine traffic, and that the question of adopting the bylaws be considered at tbe next meeting of the Council.
It was decided to have the bridges on the main road it Little River painted
tbe Council decided to Bell the right to cut cooksfoot n the County's roads at the next River Sale, It was decided the Loan and Merahantile Bell the right to cut the cocks , foot.
The Chairman reported tha the and MesErs Johnson and Thompson had inpected the proposed road ashed for by Mr Reed, Tbere were no pegs there, but a good road could be got there with slight diviations. They f ur> gested tbe engineer should bo asked to find the best grader. The road could then be surveyed. The adjoining owner was wiliirg to the diviation being made. It was decided the road should be surveyed, and steps be taken to finish road later. It was decided two loads oi pipes be taken Ito Kinloch, and to replace rcore of the open J culverts with pipe culverts.
Accounnts amounting to £135 19s 41 were passed for payment and the meeting terrain ated.
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WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913
WAIREWA COUNTY COUNCIL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4348, 7 November 1913
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